Free Poker Guide to How to Beat Stronger Players in Poker Tournaments
Typically, the sage advice for average poker players who play free poker and find themselves playing a pot against good players is to not play the pot at all.
In cash games, in a table surrounded by good players, the “novice player” only has to leave and find an easier table. But in tournament poker, it is not so simple to avoid being trapped on a table with some good or even exceptionally talented poker players Online betting malaysia.
In this article you will learn why good players will generally easily beat the novice, and, if you are a novice or less advanced player what you can try to do to survive and even win if you find yourself circled by hungry sharks!
Generally a good player can defeat a novice player because a good player knows the general pattern of novice player play, given the Board cards, the novice’s actions and his position. Good players can also put them on a hand.
The good player knows when the novice has a suited connector; a pocket pair, or even, in some extreme cases, a Set. The good player can play a Straight weakly (or even fold it occasionally) when the Board pairs and the novice suddenly pours down his chips.
First lets understand how the novice tends to play so we can understand why the good players have such advantage.
For the purpose of this we will say that a player wins a pot when:
(a) He wins the hand in a showdown
(b) He makes all his opponents fold. So if the novice player is to win a pot against good players what hands should be played and how?
For example, if the novice aims to win the showdown.
Then he has to play the good players through the preflop, turn and river.
At each step, simply by reason of experience, the experienced player is able to get more information about the novice player than the novice can get from the good player.
If the experienced player has more information, then he knows immediately whether the novice player has a good hand or not.
He can continue to showdown and probably win a big pot, if he keeps on value-betting our novice. Or he can lose a little pot, if he slows down and just checks. Or he can make the novice fold.
Imagine our novice now tries (b) to make his opponents fold.
Let us assume the Board can help him only a little, and his hand, from the flop up to the river, will not be of showdown quality.
Throughout the flop, turn, and the river, the good player will extract more inferences from the Board cards than the novice player will.
If our novice, who normally has the tendency to get excited, overrepresents a hand unnecessarily, then he will just be called by the stronger player (unless he plays really strongly, but he can’t overdo this either).